By Stephanie Nebehay
GENEVA (Reuters) - Governments should tax sugary drinks to fight the global epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
A 20 percent price increase could reduce consumption of sweet drinks by the same proportion, the WHO said in “Fiscal Policies for Diet and Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases”, a report issued on World Obesity Day.
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11 October 2016 | Geneva – Taxing sugary drinks can lower consumption and reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay, says a new WHO report.
WHO says a tax of 20% results in a drop in sales and consumption of sugary drinks which are driving obesity crisis All countries are being urged to consider introducing a sugary drinks tax by the World Health Organisation as an effe...